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Medical Assistant - Pediatrics

Company: Beth Israel Lahey Health
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

**When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, youre making a difference in peoples lives.** **Job Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours:** 40 **Work Shift:** Day (United States of America) Medical Assistant - Pediatrics **Job Description:** **Job Summary:** Maintains exam rooms, equipment, and inventory levels in clinical area between patients and at the end of each day. Exam rooms - ensures that equipment and instruments in exam rooms are sanitized and in good working order. Replenishes stock as needed. Medical equipment - ensures that diagnostic equipment and instruments are sanitized and in good working order. Replenished related supplies as needed. Completes and maintains control and calibration records and logs. Follows established policies and OSHA guidelines for cleaning and disposing of all hazardous materials including blood and bodily fluid spills. Completes pre-visit planning including but not limited to review of Cancer screening assessment Health Care Proxy Status Immunization status Chief complaint Ensure that test results and consult reports are received and available. Attaches visit appropriate templates Other disease or condition related data as appropriate Receives and prepares patient for exam Greets patients warmly and professionally at each visit. Identifies patients, using second identifier at all times. Determines whether there is an acute medical need and responds accordingly. Records patient information pertinent to the visit per practice protocol. Examples include chief complaint, allergies, update medication reconciliation including need for refills, update problem list, update medical history including but not limited to Family, Social, Obstetrical, hospitalizations and ER visits. Update questionnaires and quality measures as needed including but not limited to Preventive measures Fall Risk Assessment Depression Screening (PHQ9) Immunization status Take and record Vital signs Smoking status Provide assistance with Health Care proxy completion as needed and ensure that there is a copy in the appropriate chart location. Ensure that all required fields for routine labs, assessments, and diagnostic image orders are entered accurately and promptly. Prepare patient and exam room for the providers exam including disrobing and positioning as required for the visit type/chief-complaint. Assists provider with office based clinical procedures and exams. Chaperones as requested. These include but are not limited to pap smears and cultures, suturing, and biopsy. Sets up exam room and repositions patient as needed. Assists provider with specimen collection as needed. Properly labels and logs and sends out all specimens. Performs and documents all medical assistant clinical procedures as ordered. These include but are not limited to EKG Pulse Oximetry Spirometry Ear lavage Dressing changes Suture removal Other specialized testing Administers medications and injections, subcutaneous and intramuscular, as ordered by the provider. Documents activity in the patients record Collects specimens as ordered. Performs phlebotomy Provides kits and patient instruction for specimen collection. Ensures that specimens, labels, orders, logs, and requisitions are accurate and complete Completes point of care office-based testing including but not limited to IFOB, INR, Glucose, A1C, Urinalysis, HGC, etc as ordered. Performs and logs quality control testing on all office based test kits as recommended by manufacturer. Collects specimen and performs office based testing following kit instructions. Documents results and associated charges and reports results to provider and/or patient as per departmental workflows. Follows up as instructed by provider Prepares specimens being sent to hospital and other reference labs and ensures that they are properly packaged and picked up. Reconciles laboratory logs daily both internal and external. Follow up on outstanding results as per departmental protocols Coordinates and assists with scheduling and tracking of outside tests, procedures and referrals to specialists for consultation and management. Schedules and/or assists patients with patients with scheduling of outside tests, procedures, and consultations as ordered by the provider. Documents activities in the patients record. Provides patient education materials and instructions. Assists, with transportation arrangements. Ensures that referrals and/or prior authorizations, and other documentation needed are in place if needed. Initiates them when necessary. Documents activities. Logs and tracks as per department protocol. Follows up with patient and/or provider if test, procedure, or consultation is not completed within established time period or if patient declines or cannot comply with testing. Tracks results and consult letters to ensure that they are received by the provider. Notifies provider of all incomplete tests and consults and follows up with patient as directed. Reconciles patient care logs periodically (weekly or monthly) to ensure that all tests (pap smear, blood, radiology, procedures, consultations, etc) have been completed and results received. Researches and follows up on all incomplete entries. Reschedules patients as needed. Documents follow up activities. Notifies provider of missed appointment and tests. Participates in population management workflows. Initiates and follows through on chronic care and disease prevention measure activities including patient empanelment and outreach by telephone, letter or electronic means to ensure completion of measures. Document and tracks follow up activities Facilitates and assists with patient communication. Receives calls and messages on the providers behalf. Screen and prioritize calls and portal messages. Include pertinent information as needed (ex: requested lab result information). Return patient calls on the providers behalf as requested to provide information, education, or communicate advice. Release results (by phone, letter, or portal) and coordinate follow up as ordered. Process prescription requests as directed Reviews daily missed appointments (cancellations and no-shows) with provider. Ensures that patients who need to reschedule are contacted and rescheduled Participates in practice improvement initiatives within the department and division. Attends staff meetings. Participates in committees and workgroups as assigned. Provides coverage including but not limited to cross-coverage with other medical assistants, secretarial support, scanning, and other tasks as requested by manager. This may include floating to other areas within the practice or floating to other practices. **Qualifications:** High school graduate or GED. Minimum of one year's experience as a medical assistant in a medical practice environment desirable. Certification as a medical assistant desirable. Ability to multi-task. Customer service experience. Knowledge of medical terminology. Computer skills required. Must be certified in CPR. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and follow directions. Phlebotomy skills helpful. **Working Conditions:** Job requires physical stamina; many hours/day on the feet. All staff are expected to cross train and help each other when needed. **FLSA Status:** Non-Exempt **As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.** **More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.** **Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled**

Keywords: Beth Israel Lahey Health, Cambridge , Medical Assistant - Pediatrics, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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